Why take HIV meds if I don’t feel sick?

Not feeling sick? Wondering whether you need those HIV meds? Dr. Demetre explains why maintaining your HIV treatment is important.

To get the full health and preventive benefits of antiretrovirals, it is important that an individual with HIV stays connected to medical care and continues to take their medications as prescribed, even if they do not feel sick.

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#AskTheHIVDoc is a video series from Greater Than AIDS featuring top HIV doctors providing answers to commonly-asked questions about HIV prevention, testing and treatment.

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